Brandin Cooks is the fastest wideout at the Combine
While Clemson’s Sammy Watkins will be the first receiver taken, he wasn’t the fastest on Sunday.
That honor belongs to Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks, who ran a 4.33-second 40-yard dash to lead all receivers at the Scouting Combine.
Pittsburg State’s John Brown was the next man up with a 4.34, and they were the only two to break the 4.4 barrier, after times were adjusted back and the “official” times were tabulated.
“For me, I’m a playmaker,” Cooks said during his interviews Saturday. “I’m able to create plays from nothing. Be able to catch a 3-yard ball, I’ll take it the distance. Those RAC yards, yards after the catch.
“Speed kills and I feel like that’s what I’m going to bring to the game.”
While he didn’t reach 4.24-second record of Titans running back Chris Johnson as the fastest in combine history, Cooks might have solidified a spot in the first round with his performance.